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EGYPT LIVEABOARD CHARTERS

Egypt liveaboard undoubtedly offer some of the best value and choice for a liveaboard holidays anywhere. The varied dive sites and choice of itineraries offer something for everyone. Reefs, wrecks and marine life are all exceptional and the conditions are suitable for the newly qualified diver or the seasoned veteran.

Planet Dive Holidays pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive collection of luxury vessels around. So we'll have a holiday for you whether you are after a mini liveaboard safari, a full week of diving or considering combining more than one safari back to back. Take a look at our liveaboard departures or give us a call.

Liveaboards in Egypt are without a doubt the best way to maximise your experience in the Red Sea’s glorious underwater. When living aboard the additional time in the water and increased access to the more remote dive sites whilst travelling around in luxury cruise boats really gives an edge over land based tours.

The added social benefit of a liveaboard is also a popular aspect to trips like this, as the shared dining facilities and close knit nature of the luxury cruise boats ensure you’ll have plenty to talk about with like minded people sharing your passion for Egyptian diving. Discussing your pre-dive aims and post-dive findings over dinner or evening drinks can open up your experience to a new level as well as sharing the secluded secrets from below can improve your future dives.

With some of the world's most breathtaking underwater scenery Red Sea liveaboard diving has something for divers of any level of experience. From the wide-eyed novices through to the seasoned technical pros; the sheer scale of what is readily available with an Egypt liveaboard quenches everyone's thirst for diving wherever you decide to drop anchor and explore in the Red Sea’s most popular diving location.

The liveaboard itineraries in the Egyptian Red Sea can broadly be split into three areas; Northern Wreck and Reefs, Southern Marine Parks and Deep South.

Northern Wreck and Reefs

The Northern Red Sea is of course the most popular region for Egyptian liveaboards, as the gentle diving conditions combined with the stunning visuals of the overturned ships littering the seabed offer a perfect introduction for beginners and enthusiasts alike. With huge numbers of these fascinating wrecks, virtually no minimum dive restrictions and great diversity in diving discovery, including the magnificent night dives. The Northern Wrecks & Reefs itineraries provide some great value liveaboards, plus there are many flights from the UK to this region of the Red Sea. The northern area offers a greater variety with approx 40% wreck in the standard itinerary. There are also shorter distance between dive sites enabling a 'looser schedule' and the possibility of more dives in the week. The north is perfect for novice divers, wreck lovers and photographers.

Southern Marine Parks

The Southern Marine Parks of Egypt offer a more challenging set of diving conditions for advanced divers, and are definitely not for the novice. These areas are remote and provide an intriguingly diverse range of dive sites in much more isolated waters – free from the populations of novice divers and day boats from the mainland. The southern marine parks are comprised of The Brothers, Daedalus reef, Zabargad and Rocky islands. Although not a marine park, Elphinstone is often included with a marine park itinerary. These sites are underwater pinnacles far from land, so these sites require longer boat journeys from land. In exchange, divers are given excellent opportunities to dive with various species of sharks (hammerheads, oceanic white tips, reef sharks, silky sharks, and thresher sharks). There are also a few wrecks to explore on these reefs. The south however will take you to far more remote and uncrowded sites, so the distance between dive sites is greater. In the south there is a much greater chance of seeing larger pelagic life including many sharks. This area is for the more experienced diver and we recommend that you have had some experience in deep water, with the current and have done at least 50 dives.

Deep South

The Deep South itineraries take divers to the most remote dive sites of the southern Egyptian Red Sea, including St. Johns and Fury Shoals. These remote sites are some of the best for pelagics and it is very rare to run into other dive boats there. The Deep South itineraries are suitable for less experienced divers who want to experience the unique reefs of Egypt's Southern Red Sea.

If you are in any way unsure of your suitability for an Egyptian Red Sea liveaboard itinerary please just call us for advice.

Do keep in mind that even if a particular itinerary is confirmed, travel in the Red Sea can involve some long sea passages crossings. Attempting these will be at the discretion of the skipper who will take into account the safety of passengers, crew & vessel, as well as your diving enjoyment.

Q: For a liveaboard in the Red Sea what should I bring with me?

For any liveaboard, we recommend that, in addition to your standard dive kit that you have a dive computer. We also recommend a surface marker bouy (SMB) particualrly on more remote sites, a torch, your certification card / logbook.

Q: Where is best Liveaboard itinerary for beginners?

The diving conditions in the Red Sea can vary from flat calm seas with excellent visibility to the much stronger currents found off shore. With more challenging conditions of The Southern Marine Parks and The Deep South, it is generally advised that the novice and beginner divers try the Sinai area and The Northern Wrecks and Reefs – as the shallow waters and gentle conditions are ideal.

Q: What Wetsuit Should I bring?

Due to the extended time in the water of a liveaboard, we recommend a 5mm shortie or 3mm long suit. With repetitive diving and strong thermoclines, temperatures can vary greatly.

Q: Can a non-diver go on a liveaboard holiday?

Non-divers and snorkelers are welcome on all liveaboards, however there is very rarely any discount.

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  • From around £100 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Blue Pearl

    Egypt

    A first class vessel worthy of the a five star rating with all the facilities you would expect from a top class Red Sea liveaboard.

    28 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Wracks
    £718 Available
    14 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Tiran
    £701 Available
    21 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Brothers
    £701 Available
    28 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Wracks
    £718 Available
    11 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Tiran
    £867 Available
     
  • From around £84 per day view this vessel & book

    3* Blue Planet 1

    Egypt

    Although the baby of the Blue Planet Fleet and built in 1999 Blue Planet 1 was fully refitted and upgraded in 2013. Blue Planet 1 has ample dining and living area space with a well planned dive area and deck. All cabins are en suite and air conditi...

    21 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Tiran
    £635 OnRequest
    28 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Brothers
    £591 Available
    28 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Brothers
    £591 Available
    04 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Wracks
    £591 Available
    11 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    Brother Island
    £613 Available
     
  • From around £111 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Blue Seas

    Egypt

    Drawing on many years of involvement in liveaboard diving operations in combining our experience and knowledge to provide what promises to be an unparalleled level of diving service and comfort. Fully air conditioned saloon and furnished throughout...

    21 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Daedalus, Zabargad und Rocky Island
    £863 Available
    28 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    Daedalus, Zabargad und Rocky Island
    £788 Available
    07 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    St. Johnís
    £780 Available
    28 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Daedalus, Zabargad und Rocky Island
    £788 Available
    04 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    St. Johnís
    £937 Available
     
  • From around £106 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Contessa Mia

    Egypt

    Contessa Mia is built by divers for the divers and with comfort in mind. The dive deck on Contessa Mia is more spacious than average allowing up to 20 divers to move around more freely. Contessa Mia also has two large salons, a relaxing s...

    16 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    North
    £ Call Full
    23 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    North
    £832 OnRequest
    29 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £832 OnRequest
    06 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    North
    £875 OnRequest
    13 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £745 OnRequest
     
  • From around £136 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Elite

    Egypt

    Built in 2006, and refurbished in 2017, this boat represents a new era in Red Sea liveaboards. The degree of comfort, spaciousness and range of facilities on board will definitely make this boat your favourite. Concentrating on the excellent diving...

    08 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    South & St. Johns
    £951 On Request
    10 May 2019 (7 nts)
    Red Sea Sharks
    £1129 Available
    24 May 2019 (7 nts)
    Simply the Best
    £1174 On Request
    07 Jun 2019 (7 nts)
    South & St. Johns
    £996 On Request
    14 Jun 2019 (7 nts)
    South & St. Johns
    £996 Available
     
  • From around £150 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Excellence

    Egypt

    Excellence was one of the new generation of purpose built wooden liveaboards, built by the best shipyard in Alexandria with a new hull design to improve performance, stability and speed. Launched in May 2002 Excellence's full 34 meters cuts thr...

    22 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    South Sudan
    £1095 OnRequest
    29 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    North Sudan
    £1051 Available
    05 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    South Sudan
    £ Call Full
    12 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    South Sudan
    £ Call Full
    21 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    South Sudan
    £ Call Full
     
  • From around £119 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Grand Sea Serpent

    Egypt

    As the name suggests Grand Sea Serpent is spectacular in all aspects. Launched in April 2005 and operated by the Sea Serpent Fleet, a culmination of many years of building and operating superb luxury Red Sea Liveaboards. The interior decoration is ...

    28 Feb 2019 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £ Call Full
    07 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Brothers/Salem
    £832 Available
    14 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    North/Tiran
    £832 OnRequest
    21 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    North
    £832 OnRequest
    30 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £832 OnRequest
     
  • From around £140 per day view this vessel & book

    5* MY Blue

    Egypt

    Dive in style on board MY Blue: The best that the Red Sea has to offer. MY Blue was completed in April 2016 at an impressive length of 43m and breadth of 9m and is the combined result of Egypt’s years of yacht building experience and modern t...

    07 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £1051 Available
    14 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £981 OnRequest
    21 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Nord und Brothers
    £981 OnRequest
    28 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £981 Available
    11 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    Brother, Daedalus und Elphinstone
    £1226 Available
     
  • From around £266 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Red Sea Aggressor

    Egypt

    The Red Sea Aggressor operates from the Port Ghalib sailing each Saturday and includes up to 5 dives per day, 4 dives on a Brothers itinerary. Only in operation since 2014, Red Sea Aggressor accommodates 20 divers for a mix of 7 and 10 night i...

    13 Jul 2019 (7 nts)
    Itinerary: Southern Egyptian Red Sea and St. Johns
    £1860 Available
    27 Jul 2019 (7 nts)
    Itinerary: Southern Egyptian Red Sea and St. Johns
    £1860 Available
    10 Aug 2019 (7 nts)
    Itinerary: Southern Egyptian Red Sea and St. Johns
    £1860 Available
    17 Aug 2019 (7 nts)
    Itinerary: Brothers, Daedalus, Elphinstone
    £1860 Available
    24 Aug 2019 (7 nts)
    Itinerary: Southern Egyptian Red Sea and St. Johns
    £1860 Available
     
  • From around £186 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Royal Evolution Egypt

    Egypt

    Royal Evolution is one of the most sophisticated & high-Tec live aboard in the Red Sea area. No compromise in Safety, Facilities and professionalism in diving services is found, built according to SOLAS and under the full survey of th...

    21 Feb 2019 (14 nts)
    Sudan 2 weeks Depart. From Egypt
    £2599 Available
    07 Mar 2019 (14 nts)
    Sudan 2 weeks Depart. From Egypt
    £ 2599 Full
    21 Mar 2019 (14 nts)
    Sudan 2 weeks Depart. From Egypt
    £ 2599 Full
    04 Apr 2019 (14 nts)
    Sudan Deep South, Suakin group out from Port Ghaleb - Egypt
    £ 2899 Full
    18 Apr 2019 (14 nts)
    Sudan Deep South, Suakin group out from Port Ghaleb - Egypt
    £ 2899 Full
     
  • From around £106 per day view this vessel & book

    5* Sea Serpent

    Egypt

    Sea Serpent was the first of a new generation of Red Sea liveaboards. Her stunning design, based on that of the Benetti Classic 35 super- yachts, is more commonly seen in marinas of the Mediterranean. Sea Serpent's aerodynamic hull allows for g...

    14 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £745 OnRequest
    21 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    St Johns
    £745 OnRequest
    28 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Brothers/Salem
    £745 OnRequest
    05 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £875 OnRequest
    12 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    B/D/E
    £ Call Full
     
  • From around £127 per day view this vessel & book

    4* Superior

    Egypt

    This 37 meter custom built liveaboard and member of the Emperor Fleet is one of the finest luxury liveaboards around. The Emperor Superior will make sure to satisfy all your wishes to make the most of your diving holidays.

    01 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Get Wrecked
    £889 Available
    08 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Reefs & Wrecks
    £934 Available
    15 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Get Wrecked
    £978 Available
    29 Mar 2019 (7 nts)
    Get Wrecked
    £934 On Request
    13 Apr 2019 (7 nts)
    Get Wrecked
    £889 Available